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Title

Tuition Due? Time to Hit Up Everyone You Know

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-1-2015

Abstract

When Gabriela Riquelme missed out on an expected scholarship and found herself $1,700 short on her tuition for the fall semester at University of Alaska Anchorage, she turned to an option that is growing in popularity among cash-strapped college students: crowdfunding. Crowdfunding first became known as a way for independent artists, filmmakers and others to raise money for their projects by persuading a large number of people to make small donations through the Web.

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